Why do antique tools matter? Think about it, why do they matter? Why is it important to preserve their history as man's development? Tools tell a thousand stories, they were after all the extension to a craftsman's workmanship, shaping many things we see today. Quality has been proven to stand the test of time and years from now modern tools … [Read more...] about Why Antique Tools Matter!
It's never easy when we lose someone dear to us, especially when the departed has an estate to be dealt with. I've been through this process with my own father, trying to keep things moving without upsetting other family members that are also hurting through the loss of someone dear to them. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for the next … [Read more...] about Antique & Old Tools Valuations for Probate
Marples & Sons 1938 Tool Catalogue illustrates many hand tools that the company produced through this period. … [Read more...] about Marples & Sons 1938 Tool Catalogue
Those who are interested in this subject will be familiar with the Goodmans British planemakers from 1700, editions 1-4, that have developed over the years with superseded versions with enriched content. The later versions, being authored by Jane and Mark Rees. The books themselves are worth owning as a collection as not everything was included … [Read more...] about 18th century British Moulding & other Wooden Planes
The images now open up in greater detail now on the auction pages, click and click again for a close-up view and the feature also has the ability to click to the next or previous image. One thing we find when building a complicated website is that is one thing adding new features to the website but getting them to work in harmony is quite … [Read more...] about Improved Antique tool Image detail added today
I was in conversation the other day with another tool dealer about the marketplace and what we are seeing out there on the streets so to speak. It's certainly a crazy time with some real hot-headed sellers 'that have seen it on eBay' therefore with their limited knowledge expecting top prices when selling in places that you would expect there to be … [Read more...] about The good bad and Ugly of Old Tools
It's been a tough year with balancing staying safe, obeying rules, and getting out there with meeting people we usually see out and about. The urge to get things up and running is very strong but we do have to be sensible in accordance with the conditions we are working with. These are uncertain times for all but eventually, we will find a way … [Read more...] about Covid 19 making things difficult to get out and about
It's been a long day today working on here, testing the auction system, and making refined adjustments to them, but every minute invested only helps clarify things for new customers. An example of these improvements was to deal with what could be misconstrued in the MyAccount area. It was an internal link called 'orders' which only relates to … [Read more...] about Improvements Auction System Testing Today
Well, I didn't start this Tool Auction to be like someone else that's for sure, we have done things our own way with Tooltique and likewise, this will be very different. I'm not interested in what others are doing, I'm only interested in what others aren't doing! And this tool auction is another part of the overall project I have in mind. I know … [Read more...] about Comparing us to other Tool Auctions?
In the early days of establishing Tooltique, we were asked by a gentleman about helping him in the future regarding selling his collection of Antique tools, but by solving the conundrum of not buying them off him at trade prices as he had paid good retail prices for them. Would I sell them for him when he passed? he asked. Boy did I want that … [Read more...] about A story regarding Antique tools